Chrome Mac: PDF goes directly to Preview.app

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  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    After I downloaded a PDF file, I accidentally checked an option in Chrome (by right-clicking the downloaded file in Chrome) to "open PDFs in System Viewer". Now, every PDF link I click on, the PDF directly downloads onto my computer and opens in Preview.app. Chrome no longer opens them in browser. How can I disable this behavior?
     
  2. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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  3. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    Thanks for the suggestion!

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    I tried that, but the PDF plugin is already installed and enabled. I tried disabling and re-enabling it. Doesnt work either.
     

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  4. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    Again, I'm not a Chrome user so I can't test this. I did a quick search. There's plenty of users with issues getting the Chrome viewer or the system viewer to work the way they want. What I found wasn't specific to Sierra, but there were some OS X ones.

    Something I'd try so as to reset the association --
    http://superuser.com/questions/30850/stop-pdfs-from-displaying-inside-google-chrome (bottom of page)

    After doing this, each file auto-open setting will likely have to be reconfigured. The Clear auto-open settings command appears to be an all or nothing proposition.
     

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